Bill and I were huge fans of Animaniacs when it was on in the 90’s. True, it was a “kid’s” cartoon and we were both in college at the time, but the brilliant writing had a wide appeal. There were many jokes, gags, and pop culture references that went over the target demographics’ heads and were meant for an older crowd. Hell, once Bill and I went to the Burlington Mall in Burlington, MA because Jess Harnell, the voice of Wakko Warner, was doing an autograph signing.
One of the more popular segments on the show was Pinky & the Brain. Their popularity eventually propelled them to their own spinoff series. Pinky and the Brain were lab mice bent on world domination. Pretty heady stuff for a kid’s cartoon.
To this day, it is still quoted. If Matt and I have plans and I ask what he wants to do, even he will crack out the occasional, “the same thing we do every night…try to take over the world!”